Leninsk-Kuznetski(lyĕ`nĭnsk-ko͞oznyĕt`skē), city (1989 pop. 165,000), S central Siberian Russia, on the Inya River. It is a coal center in the Kuznetsk BasinKuznetsk Basin,
coal basin, c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), W Siberian Russia, between the Kuznetsk Alatau and the Salair Ridge. Its abbreviated name is Kuzbas. With extensive coal deposits, particularly of high-grade coking coal, the Kuznetsk Basin was second only to the Donets
..... Click the link for more information. . Founded in 1864 as a mining settlement called Kolchygino, it was renamed in 1925 and underwent rapid development in the 1930s and during World War II.